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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Four level smoker status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Smokes everyday Smokes some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,134 1,285 14.4 13.2-15.6 504 5.6 4.9- 6.5 2,924 25.2 23.9-26.6 5,421 54.7 53.0-56.4
GENDER
Male 3,687 528 15.4 13.5-17.5 197 6.1 4.9- 7.6 1,429 31.0 28.7-33.4 1,533 47.5 44.7-50.3
Female 6,447 757 13.4 12.0-14.9 307 5.2 4.4- 6.2 1,495 19.9 18.5-21.5 3,888 61.4 59.4-63.4
RACE
White 6,639 933 16.4 14.9-18.1 268 4.6 3.8- 5.5 2,175 29.0 27.3-30.8 3,263 50.0 48.0-52.0
African American 2,699 250 9.7 7.8-11.9 184 8.5 6.5-11.1 544 17.2 14.7-20.0 1,721 64.6 61.1-68.0
Other 482 77 13.3 9.2-18.8 34 5.5 3.3- 9.0 118 17.8 13.3-23.3 253 63.5 56.1-70.3
HISPANIC
Yes 174 20 9.0 4.7-16.4 10 2.8 1.3- 5.9 42 17.1 10.3-26.9 102 71.1 60.0-80.2
No 9,703 1,248 14.7 13.4-16.0 478 5.8 5.0- 6.7 2,807 25.4 24.0-26.8 5,170 54.2 52.5-55.9
AGE
18-24 321 61 16.1 11.1-22.7 29 8.6 5.2-13.7 20 5.9 3.4-10.1 211 69.4 61.8-76.0
25-34 852 156 17.6 14.3-21.5 57 6.9 4.8- 9.9 137 17.6 14.0-21.8 502 57.9 53.0-62.7
35-44 1,374 231 17.6 14.7-20.8 77 5.5 4.1- 7.3 235 19.4 16.4-22.7 831 57.6 53.7-61.5
45-54 2,024 373 17.9 15.6-20.6 130 5.8 4.5- 7.4 466 25.2 22.4-28.2 1,055 51.1 47.8-54.4
55-64 2,274 269 10.7 9.0-12.6 101 5.0 3.8- 6.7 743 35.8 32.8-38.9 1,161 48.4 45.3-51.6
65+ 3,289 195 5.7 4.7- 6.9 110 3.1 2.3- 4.0 1,323 42.1 39.7-44.5 1,661 49.1 46.7-51.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,382 234 23.9 19.8-28.7 92 8.2 6.0-11.3 418 26.2 22.7-30.1 638 41.6 36.8-46.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,403 517 19.8 17.4-22.5 192 6.9 5.3- 8.9 907 22.5 20.4-24.8 1,787 50.7 47.7-53.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,451 341 12.4 10.6-14.6 124 5.4 4.2- 7.1 723 25.8 23.0-28.9 1,263 56.3 52.9-59.7
College Graduate 2,877 190 6.5 5.2- 8.2 94 3.5 2.6- 4.7 870 27.3 24.8-30.0 1,723 62.7 59.7-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,224 208 22.5 18.5-27.1 90 9.0 6.4-12.4 301 21.8 18.3-25.7 625 46.7 41.9-51.6
$15,000- $24,999 1,658 282 21.9 18.2-26.0 108 8.3 6.1-11.2 433 20.8 17.8-24.1 835 49.0 44.5-53.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,091 129 15.6 11.8-20.3 66 8.4 5.2-13.4 312 26.0 21.8-30.7 584 50.0 44.7-55.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,306 195 16.6 12.9-20.9 63 5.0 3.3- 7.5 415 26.5 22.9-30.5 633 51.9 47.1-56.7
$50,000+ 3,280 330 10.1 8.6-11.8 103 3.6 2.7- 4.6 1,025 27.8 25.5-30.2 1,822 58.5 55.9-61.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 420 56 16.9 12.5-22.5 18 3.7 2.1- 6.7 132 27.4 22.6-32.8 214 51.9 45.5-58.2
Appalachia II 681 78 14.3 10.5-19.2 30 4.8 2.7- 8.3 202 28.0 23.4-33.2 371 52.9 47.3-58.4
Appalachia III 563 73 14.0 9.9-19.5 30 5.3 3.1- 8.8 169 25.1 20.0-31.1 291 55.6 48.5-62.4
Catawba 260 39 13.4 9.5-18.6 17 6.2 3.7-10.3 86 30.5 24.1-37.7 118 49.9 42.2-57.6
Edisto Savannah 1,239 142 14.5 11.7-17.7 58 5.0 3.5- 7.0 323 20.4 17.8-23.3 716 60.2 56.2-64.0
Low Country 1,209 157 14.5 11.8-17.7 58 5.4 3.5- 8.3 375 27.2 23.9-30.7 619 52.8 48.7-57.0
Palmetto 1,068 110 11.7 8.4-16.1 50 4.4 2.9- 6.5 310 22.6 18.7-27.1 598 61.3 55.9-66.4
Pee Dee 676 92 17.6 13.5-22.7 33 7.7 4.9-12.0 160 21.5 17.6-26.0 391 53.1 47.6-58.6
Trident 1,184 151 14.8 11.6-18.8 57 6.9 4.4-10.6 358 25.0 21.7-28.7 618 53.3 48.7-57.8
Upper Savannah 924 125 13.1 10.0-16.9 69 8.9 5.6-13.8 258 23.1 19.0-27.9 472 54.9 49.0-60.7
Waccamaw 1,240 183 17.0 14.1-20.2 51 5.1 3.4- 7.5 366 27.0 23.6-30.6 640 50.9 46.6-55.2
Wateree 553 65 12.8 9.3-17.4 27 5.4 3.2- 9.1 147 24.1 19.3-29.7 314 57.6 51.2-63.7
Region***
Region I 1,344 181 15.1 12.2-18.6 87 6.1 4.2- 8.8 390 25.4 22.2-29.0 686 53.3 48.9-57.6
Region II 1,244 151 14.2 11.3-17.7 60 5.0 3.4- 7.3 371 26.8 23.3-30.7 662 54.0 49.6-58.4
Region III 1,328 149 12.3 9.6-15.6 67 5.0 3.6- 6.8 396 25.2 21.8-29.0 716 57.5 53.1-61.8
Region IV 1,229 157 15.8 12.8-19.3 60 6.8 4.8- 9.7 307 22.5 19.4-26.0 705 54.9 50.6-59.0
Region V 1,239 142 14.5 11.7-17.7 58 5.0 3.5- 7.0 323 20.4 17.8-23.3 716 60.2 56.2-64.0
Region VI 1,240 183 17.0 14.1-20.2 51 5.1 3.4- 7.5 366 27.0 23.6-30.6 640 50.9 46.6-55.2
Region VII 1,184 151 14.8 11.6-18.8 57 6.9 4.4-10.6 358 25.0 21.7-28.7 618 53.3 48.7-57.8
Region VIII 1,209 157 14.5 11.8-17.7 58 5.4 3.5- 8.3 375 27.2 23.9-30.7 619 52.8 48.7-57.0

*Data in this table was derived from the Tobacco Use questions.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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